The Senior Bowl has concluded, which means that all that’s left in this football season is the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl. With the Senior Bowl done, we’ve learned a lot about the senior prospects that attended the event in Mobile, Alabama. The talk of the town was Carson Wentz, and he certainly looked like the most impressive quarterback in attendance. Other big names that put on impressive performances were Braxton Miller of Ohio State at receiver, Sheldon Rankins of Louisville along the defensive line, and Noah Spence of Eastern Kentucky at edge rusher. Where do these players slot in this version of the mock draft? Let’s find out…

  1. Tennessee Titans – Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss – This pick remains unchanged. The Titans have a chance to draft Marcus Mariota’s blindside protector for the next decade. I’ve been seeing a lot of mock drafts with Jalen Ramsey or Joey Bosa at the top, but, to me, Tunsil is too good to pass up. The Titans invested the No. 2 overall pick last year on Mariota, and now it’s time to build an offense around him.

    Allstate Sugar Bowl - Mississippi v Oklahoma State
    If the whole offensive tackle thing doesn’t work out, Laremy Tunsil might have a future at wide receiver. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
  2. Cleveland Browns – Jared Goff, QB, California – Johnny Manziel’s days in Cleveland are numbered. He recently had another encounter with the police and its likely that the new front office in Cleveland will want to distance themselves from him as soon as possible. As such, they draft Jared Goff to be their next quarterback. Carson Wentz is the hot name right now, but Goff is more pro-ready.

    Arizona State v California
    Jared Goff has to go from the warm California sun to the cold, dark confines of Cleveland. It sounds like a form of torture. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
  3. San Diego Chargers – Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State – It’s not a position of need, but Joey Bosa is perhaps a game-changer on defense. The Chargers have lacked an identity on defense for a long time and Bosa is a player that can come in and be a centerpiece for them to rebuild around. The Chargers play in a 3-4, but Bosa is versatile to play 3-4 defensive end and rush off of the edge in nickel packages.

    Maryland v Ohio State
    Joey Bosa will probably want to sign a six-month lease on his new San Diego apartment, because no one knows where the Chargers will be in 2017. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
  4. Dallas Cowboys – Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State – I’ve been against this pick for a long time because recent history suggests against selecting a defensive back in the Top-4, but Ramsey might be too good of a prospect for Dallas to pass up. They need secondary help badly. Even though Dallas drafted Byron Jones last year, Jones might be more of a true cornerback than Ramsey, who is projected to be an impact safety at the next level.

    Jalen Ramsey will bring the swagger back to Dallas, because lord knows Morris Claiborne didn’t do that. (Getty Images)
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars – Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson – The Jaguars are kicking themselves if Ramsey is not available here. If they don’t trade down in this situation, they could take Mac Alexander here, who was the best cornerback in college football this season.

    North Carolina v Clemson
    The Jaguars will essentially have two new rookie on defense with Dante Fowler and Mac Alexander. Good luck, offensive coordinators. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)
  6. Baltimore Ravens – Noah Spence, EDGE, Eastern Kentucky – Noah Spence was the best edge rusher at the Senior Bowl and should blow up the Combine as well. The Ravens need a premier pass rusher and, if they’re comfortable with Spence’s background, this could be a steal at No. 6.

    Noah Spence absolutely embarrassed offensive linemen at the Senior Bowl. This trend should continue in the NFL. (Getty Images)
  7. San Francisco 49ers – Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss – It looks like Colin Kaepernick is safe for now, so Chip Kelly drafts a No. 1 wide receiver for him to throw to.

    Allstate Sugar Bowl - Mississippi v Oklahoma State
    Hey, maybe Kaepernick would actually improve if he had someone to throw to like Treadwell? (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
  8. Miami Dolphins – Myles Jack, LB, UCLA – This could be a steal at No. 8. Jack suffered a season-ending knee injury midway through last season, but should be healthy by the Combine. He looks like a serious playmaker at the next level.

    Virginia v UCLA
    Myles Jack goes from warm, sunny Los Angeles to warm, sunny Miami. Not bad. Jared Goff is jealous. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson – Tampa has their quarterback now, so it’s time to draft someone to get to the opposing quarterback. Shaq Lawson was dominant last season, but suffered an injury in the college football playoff that will need to be checked out. If healthy, he’s worth a Top-10 pick.

    Capital One Orange Bowl - Clemson v Oklahoma
    Shaq Lawson lives in backfields. In fact, I hear he just signed a six-month lease on an apartment located in your team’s backfield. Good luck with that. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
  10. New York Giants – Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State – This pick might surprise some people, but drafting a running back Top-10 isn’t taboo anymore. Elliott has very few holes to his game and should have a Todd Gurley-like impact for New York.

    Give me a list of things Zeke Elliott does wrong. Go on, I’ll wait. (Getty Images)
  11. Chicago Bears – Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame – Chicago has Kyle Long playing basically every position along the offensive line at an All-Pro level, so now it’s time to solidify the left side.
  12. New Orleans Saints – Andrew Billings, DL, Baylor – The Saints rebuilt their linebacking corps in the last draft and can work on fixing their porous defensive line with the selection of Andrew Billings here.
  13. Philadelphia Eagles – Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis – Sam Bradford wants to be paid like a Top-10 quarterback. That’s not happening, so the Eagles take Lynch here to be their future starter.

    Paxton Lynch can finally get the Eagles to take flight. I’ll be here all week, people. (Getty Images)
  14. Oakland Raiders – Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida – The Raiders have their quarterback, receiver and edge rusher so now they take Hargreaves to be their lock-down cornerback.
  15. Los Angeles Rams – Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State – The Rams need a quarterback and luckily for them, Wentz is available here. Wentz lit up the Senior Bowl and might be a Top-10 pick when the draft actually rolls around.

    North Dakota State v Iowa State
    The Carson Wenz-hype train is officially moving at mach speed. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)
  16. Detroit Lions – Jonathan Bullard, DL, Florida – Detroit might have bigger needs, but they’ll happily take Bullard when they break down his film and see him abusing SEC offensive lines on a weekly basis.
  17. Atlanta Falcons – Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama – Reggie Ragland might need to lose some weight (259 lbs. at the Senior Bowl), but his tape at Alabama proves that he is a first round talent at linebacker. He should have his weight down by the time the Combine begins.
  18. Indianapolis Colts – Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State – The Colts have done a terrible job at protecting Andrew Luck and that needs to change. With a plethora of receiving talent around him already, this draft should focus on fixing the offensive line.
  19. Buffalo Bills – Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame – Jaylon Smith will likely sit out next season, but the Bills can afford to “redshirt” him. Smith would be a Top-10 talent if not for the serious knee injury he suffered in the Fiesta Bowl.
  20. New York Jets – Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia – The Jets might have the league’s best defensive line, but they lack a premier edge rusher. Luckily for them, Leonard Floyd is a versatile linebacker that can rush the passer and also drop into coverage.

    Georgia Southern v Georgia
    Leonard Floyd is here to sack your quarterback and chew bubblegum. And he’s all out of bubblegum. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
  21. Washington Redskins – Sheldon Rankins, DL, Louisville – Rankins looked like the best defensive lineman at the Senior Bowl before an injury caused him to pull out. If he had played in the game, we might be talking about him as a Top-15 pick.
  22. Houston Texans – A’Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama – Quarterback is a huge need, but there’s not one worthy of a first round pick here. As such, they draft Robinson to help along the defensive line. Plus, A’Shawn Robinson and Vince Wilfork would immediately become the scariest pair of defensive tackles in the league.
  23. Minnesota Vikings – Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State – Braxton Miller gets all the hype, but Michael Thomas is a true No. 1 receiver. This is a perfect pick for Teddy Bridgewater, who has a lot of complementary receivers but lacks a No. 1 option.
  24. Cincinnati Bengals – Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State – Speaking of Braxton Miller… Seriously though, he dominated the Senior Bowl practices and should blow up the Combine as well. With teams focusing their coverage on A.J. Green, Miller will embarrass some defensive backs that match up with him one-on-one.

    Ohio State v Virginia Tech
    Pictured: Braxton Miller running for a touchdown. Not pictured: the linebacker who is in a different dimension because of the spin move Miller put on him. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
  25. Pittsburgh Steelers – Cody Whitehair, OG, Kansas State – The Steelers need to focus on keeping on Ben Roethlisberger upright and can do so by drafting Whitehair, who has been compared to Zach Martin from the 2014 draft.
  26. Seattle Seahawks – Jarran Reed, DL, Alabama – The Seahawks might have the league’s best defense, but need help on the defensive line. Luckily, Jarran Reed is available here, another player who dominated the Senior Bowl.
  27. Green Bay Packers – DeForest Buckner, DL, Oregon – With Julius Peppers getting up there in age, the Packers draft Buckner to their future pass rusher. He also adds some versatility as an interior player as well.
  28. Kansas City Chiefs – Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana – Eric Fisher is a massive bust and the Chiefs need to upgrade the left tackle position if they truly want to make a Super Bowl run with the time Alex Smith has remaining.
  29. New England Patriots – Pick forfeit due to DeflateGate. Let’s be honest though; they probably would have flipped this pick for a pair of fourth rounders anyways.
  30. Arizona Cardinals – Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Ole Miss – The Cardinals took a player with a sketchy history a while back in Tyrann Mathieu and it turned out pretty well for them then. Nkemdiche has serious off-the-field issues, but the Cardinals have a solid organization that can afford to take a shot on him here.

    Robert Nkemdiche on that Cardinals defense? Phew… Good luck NFC West offensive lines. (Getty Images)
  31. Denver Broncos – Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford – Whether Peyton Manning is back next season or if Brock Osweiler is starting, the Broncos need help along their offensive line.
  32. Carolina Panthers – Darian Thompson, S, Boise State – Roman Harper is ancient in terms of NFL-age, so they draft Thompson to be his future replacement. Thompson is another player who had an impressive Senior Bowl week.

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